Botswana’s institution of traditional village leadership has both a traditional and a development remit. It supports rural development initiatives, particularly at the community level. It comprises two units: judicial, led by the kgosi; and administrative, headed by the tribal secretary. The traditional system of village leadership works cooperatively with councils. Each village is headed by a chief, or kgosi, who is an ex-officio member of the district council in their area of jurisdiction. The tribal administration system is supported by a traditional arbitration forum now known as the Customary Court of Appeal, and by the Ntlo ya Dikgosi, which advises government on social matters.
The Kgotla on a traditional basis is a place of occasional society gatherings; regularly men of a particular settlement as authority figures gather at the kgotla daily. for a respective settlement, a village or a clan is led by a Kgosi (customary chief) and he is the one who leads the village through the setting and facilitation of a Kgotla
The functionality and even the processions of a kgotla is made simple by common subdividing of a village into mini Kgotlas’ with deputy chiefs who work as subordinates and delegated by the main Kgotla and its leading chief.
What can the Kgotla do for you?
The Kgotla is mostly renowned for dealing with customary cases and helping to settle local disputes. Extensively and with the dynamics of a gradual culture, typically here in Botswana, the Kgotla usually liaises with the Village Development Committees (VDC) to services the community with their closely entwined and correlating services of maintaining and edifying a circular and comprehensive society.
What will you find at this Kgotla page.
Announcements and hosting of traditional, ritualistic events, commemorations; local and government leadership meetings. It also is usually a mini service point for social work services and that of the VDC. Learn more about the VDC here
Kgosana tumelo Puleng Molehele
Kgosana rantsimane banyatsi tshosa ward
A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area. It is common in Botswana for wards to simply be numbered. We have different wards in the village each ward has a kgosi (headman). The following are list of wards in Letlhakeng village,
moreover the wards are divided into subunits. Modimo ward led by Mathenya Kgabo, Moruakgomo Motsamai, Kealeboga Segwagwa and Mothusiemang Mmoulo. Shageng ward led by Seiso Ponego and Bohentse Moketsi, Tshosa ward led by Onthusitse Keoepile. Mokwele ward led by Lebopelo—— , Thepa Legopelo and Ramohibidu Moselesele. Moipisi ward led by Tshomakane Masono, Tshimologo Reokwaeng, Keamogetse Gopadileng. and Molehele ward led byTsholego Puleng, Bankathotse Dikwata, Mositakgang Tsheboyagae and Mokotima Motlamma.